Paulina Rael Jaramillo, M.A.

Paulina Rael Jaramillo began her writing career in 1991 as a Contributing Writer for the Inland Empire Hispanic News, an English-language newspaper with an educational format. She wrote special interest stories, profiles highlighting community leaders and research articles dealing with immigration. In 1996, she began writing for Latina Style magazine as a freelance writer. Her articles featured topics such as: career, current events and entertainment. Between 1996 and 2014 she contributed to nine inspirational books published by Bethany House and Starburst Publishers.  

Paulina has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern. After graduation (l996), she began working with families and youth in various capacities including crisis intervention and maintenance. Her hands-on experience has given her valuable insight into the damaging effects of trauma resulting from loss and the importance of dealing with negative emotions in order to move forward.


After experiencing the loss of nine family members in her extended family, Paulina began writing books on healing from loss. Her book set is titled, A Time to Heal: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook (2009). She followed-up with a second book in 2010 titled, Life Interrupted: Grief Recovery Guide and Workbook.


Her third book, The American Southwest: Pride~Prejudice~ Perseverance (2011), is a historical overview of the various cultures that have populated the Southwest from ancient time to the present and focuses on the pivotal role that Latinos have played. The last chapter provides statistics regarding Latinos and education and examines the attainment gap. The book has been endorsed by Tom Rivera, Ed.D, Associate Dean at CSUSB and is on the shelves at various college and university libraries.


Her most recent book, The Littlest Chef: Fun and Healthy Recipes for Children (2015), was inspired by her hands-on cooking experiences with her grand daughters. The Littlest Chef contains healthy alternatives to common food ingredients and has wide appeal with both parents and children. The presale copies of the book have received positive reviews.  


Paulina is a popular and versatile speaker and has spoken at various venues including colleges and universities. Some of her topics include: Healing from Loss, Introduction to Writing, Writing Non-Fiction, Latinos and Education, etc. She also conducts Healing From Loss workshops at various locations in Southern California. Please visit or to schedule a speaking engagement or workshop.

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